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I have just installed Mandrake 9.0 on my PC but whenever my USB modem (ELSA Microlink 56k) initiates the whole thing freezes. I thought it might be an install problem so resintalled. I noticed the modem was on fine during the install but locks up my computer again when the install is finished and linux is booting up for the first time.
This is running on a A7N 266-VM motherboard. I downloaded the latest nVidia nForce drivers but this didn't help.
Any suggestions would be appreciated as I am still using MS to get onto the net which is what I wanted to bin!!!
I had a similar problem - when installing Mandrake 9 with my cable modem on (connecting to ethernet card) the install froze. I found that the only way around it was to turn off the modem until I needed to have Mdk detect it.
Have you tried turning off the modem, booting up and then turning the modem on?
I have tried leaving my modem disconnected from the USB port until it is required but as soon as I plug it in the system freezes ( it is a hot-boot hardware ) so I can't even let it get detected or I get binned...
Is this a new pc? If not, have you tried a BIOS update? Odd thing to say, but have you tried a) the cable in a different USB port or b) a different cable? Have you checked to see if the modem is supported and if there are drivers for it.
I had my cable modem connected via USB originally, but it only worked a couple of times. If your modem supports it it could be worthwhile using an ethernet card and network cable.
I have just tried a different cable to no avail, however, I then turned of USB Legacy support in the BIOS and the machine booted ok and the odem initiallised. I just need to get Linux to recognise it now, apparently it is an ACM modem so should be supported but who knows.
Any help recognising my now up and running modem would be appreciated.
Providing the external modem contains a valid ACM compatible chipset using theis command should work fine. You'll then need to go into kppp (or your internet connect proggy) and change the device to ttyACM0.. the 0 at the end can be varied incase you have conflict errors (other USB hardware connected already using port 0)
But, as far as I am aware this should be fine, but won't harm your computer to try it anyway